Spending too much time in the bathroom? Fiber is the key to regularity.

Spending too much time in the bathroom? Fiber is the key to regularity.

Fiber doesn’t always get the attention it deserves for being a nutrition powerhouse. It helps keep you full, helps keep you regular and helps maintain healthy cholesterol and blood sugar levels. Yet most Americans don’t eat enough of it. Bloating, cramping and occasional constipation and diarrhea are signs that you may need more fiber. Adjusting your diet can help, and so can prebiotic Sunfiber. It’s a truly regulating fiber that’s easy to digest and improves some of the most common, uncomfortable tummy troubles. 

Fiber is found in plants — fruits, vegetables, legumes and grains — so dependence on processed food is probably partially to blame for most Americans getting only half, about 15 grams, of the fiber they need each day. Men should try for 38 grams each day, women 25 grams and at least 19 grams for children

Before figuring out how to include more fiber in your diet, it’s important to understand that there are two types – soluble and insoluble – and both are part of a healthy diet. Insoluble fiber creates bulk in your stool. Grains, nuts, seeds and the skins of fruits are great sources. Soluble fiber dissolves in water. It keeps food moving through your body at a healthy pace and feeds the good bacteria in your gut. Beans, seeds and lentils are a few sources of soluble fiber.   

If you’re spending too much time in the bathroom – thanks to hard, dry stools or frequent loose stools – more soluble fiber may help regulate bowel habits. Sunfiber is a soluble fiber supplement; it’s gentle on your body and doesn’t lead to the excess gas or bloating associated with many other fibers. It’s flavorless, odorless and colorless. Dissolve it in your favorite noncarbonated beverages. 

Sunfiber is also a prebiotic: important food for your gut’s healthy bacteria. Prebiotics promote microflora balance and good digestive health. Sunfiber is a fiber that moves through your body at just the right pace. 

It’s time to stop struggling with irregularity. Occasional constipation and occasional diarrhea are uncomfortable and disruptive! Give your gut the same attention you give other areas of your health. Find new ways to add more fibrous foods to your diet or supplement with Sunfiber.